Math 'Cats Earn Distinction in Asheville Math Competition
Posted 02/28/2019 01:08PM

Congratulations to our CDS Upper School Math ’Cats for placing second out of eleven teams at a regional Mathematical Puzzle Program competition held at UNC Asheville. The CDS Upper School Math team, better known as the CDS Math ’Cats, is coached by faculty member Dan Chase, who has led the team since 2017. The team meets weekly to build strategy for its next competition.

With a competitive spirit and intellectual interest serving as motivation, a small group of team members is working together this weekend to compete in an online MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge, which is a contest for high school juniors and seniors. “Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry. The Challenge awards $100,000.” (source)

In a few weeks (March 16), the team travels to Furman University for its contest: The Wylie Mathematics Tournament. This tournament, “... is a one-day event designed to encourage the study of mathematics and to provide a challenging and enjoyable competition for top mathematics high school students throughout the Southeast.” (source) There will be two styles of competition: a written exam and a ciphering match, in which teams compete in small groups “live.”

Please join us in congratulating our Math ’Cats and Coach Chase, and look for updates on CDS channels.

Liddy Newnam '20

Ryan Philip '20

Connor Mailander '21

Loren Holl '21

Greyson Henry '22

Katie Rudins '22

Erin Hovendon '22

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